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Boat Modifications

Popular Modifications

Questions or information about popular modifications people make to their boats.

How to prevent your cleanout plugs from blowing out *this is important*

#21

how to upgrade the intercooler on a supercharger

How to make your boat steer / track better

#20

How to add a shut off valve for being towed or for fresh water flushing

This modification can be used while being towed to prevent water ingesting into your cylinders or to get better pressure while flushing with fresh water to prevent losing it out the exhaust inlet.

1. OperationROL's install

2. Geoff Cooper's install

If you are going to tow your boat above no wake speed you either need shut off valves OR you need to just clamp off the incoming water line from the pump
#11

How to upgrade your electronics, LED's, GPS, bus bars, perfect pass/speed control

How to determine what AWG wire you need

Clean wiring solutions

LED upgrades
  1. http://jetboaters.net/threads/who-has-mood-lighting-installed.481/
  2. under water LED's http://jetboaters.net/threads/underwater-leds.1003/#post-13685
  3. Andy07sx230's http://jetboaters.net/threads/coastal-night-lights-led-install.2525/
  4. upgrade your bow light to LED http://jetboaters.net/threads/replacing-yamaha-sx230-bow-light-with-seasense-stainless-led.2839/
  5. whole boat LED https://jetboaters.net/threads/whole-boat-led-install.1156/
  6. FSH gunnel LEDs https://jetboaters.net/threads/fsh-gunnel-led-lights-instalation.7829/


GPS/Chart plotters
  1. What chartplotters/GPS devices are people using?
  2. Bruce's Hummingbird install http://jetboaters.net/threads/humminbird-hdr650-replacement-for-norcross-depth-gauge.2338/
  3. Navionics web app http://jetboaters.net/threads/navionics-web-app.44/
  4. Cabbie's SX192 raymarine/dragonfly https://jetboaters.net/threads/install-raymarine-dragonfly-5m-gps-chartplotter.7645/
  5. FSH lowrance and thru hull transducer https://jetboaters.net/threads/installing-a-lowarence-elite-5-on-a-fsh.7785/
  6. seadeals lowrance hdi 4 install on 2006 side wall mount https://jetboaters.net/threads/elite-4-hdi-install-advice-and-writeup.4222/#post-139121
  7. How to/where to install a GPS Chartplotter on a boat with Connext?
  8. open triangle GPS plug connector type https://jetboaters.net/threads/triangular-gps-plug-on-yamaha-boats.12930/



Speed control
Perfect Pass

  1. install with pictures https://mjtssite.shutterfly.com/20
  2. http://jetboaters.net/threads/the-perfect-pass-thread.5029/
  3. Perfect Pass install with pictures
  4. tips http://jetboaters.net/threads/perfect-pass-mod-fix.1941/
  5. fixing a seized servo motor https://jetboaters.net/threads/perfectpass-seized-motor.11150/
Ridesteady / Hydrophase
1. Swatski's install and review https://jetboaters.net/threads/new-...nch-for-twins-ridesteady-by-hydrophase.12590/


Bus Bars / switch panels / outlets
  1. Bruce's switch panel - http://jetboaters.net/threads/adding-a-switch-panel-to-yamaha-boats.2025/
  2. adding 12v outlet / usb charger http://jetboaters.net/threads/adding-12v-outlets-and-usb-chargers.1751/
  3. Tdonoughue's negative bus bar - http://jetboaters.net/threads/negative-bus-bar.2464/
#25

How to upgrade your stereo and speakers

Here you will find different threads on stereo, amp and speaker upgrades

How to calculate the correct AWG wire you need

Clean wiring solutions


Stereo / Head units
  1. Redthumper9's upgrade http://jetboaters.net/threads/my-ar240-upgrades-and-stereo-build.958/ and retraction on using CCA wire http://jetboaters.net/threads/do-not-use-cca-wire-in-your-boat-when-im-wrong-i-say-im-wrong.6804/
  2. Julian's JVC swap to Clarion http://jetboaters.net/threads/replaced-jvc-headunit-with-clarion-and-new-remotes.141/
  3. Wiring schematic http://jetboaters.net/threads/wiring-an-amp-which-wires-are-the-speakers.5317/#post-91200
  4. Amps http://jetboaters.net/threads/would-like-to-add-an-amp.2428/
  5. Trouble shooting guide for 07-09 JBL stock head units http://jetboaters.net/threads/jbl-mr140-145-145-2-troubleshooting-guide.2293/#post-36215

SubWoofers:
  1. Subwoofer Locations
  2. Subwoofers http://jetboaters.net/threads/here-it-is-another-subwoofer-question.564/

Speakers
  1. JL audio AR210 upgrade on you tube
  2. Installing 7.7 speakers http://jetboaters.net/threads/has-anyone-actually-installed-7-7-speakers.931/
  3. Adding speaker with an amp, with diagram http://jetboaters.net/threads/6-speakers-and-no-amp.1004/
  4. How to build your own fiberglass speaker enclosures http://jetboaters.net/threads/diy-fiberglass-tower-speakers.4873/
  5. Julian's Polk install http://jetboaters.net/threads/replace-your-stock-seaworthy-speakers-i-put-in-polks.2373/
  6. A long thread on adding mid cabin speakers
  7. A thread on adding speakers to a 242LSE with wiring diagrams.


How to pull wires through tower:
  1. On an '07 AR http://jetboaters.net/threads/2007-ar230-how-to-run-wire-in-tower.4207/
  2. On a 240 model tower

Whole system install:
  1. https://jetboaters.net/threads/2016-ar240-budget-stereo-upgrade.7719/
  2. Whole boat JL speaker and amp upgrade
  3. Whole boat stereo upgrade
  4. Yamaha 242X Stereo Upgrade including wetsounds sound bar!
#24

How to add a dual bank charger to a boat with a DVSR

If you want to add an onboard dual bank charger to a boat with a Digital Voltage Sensing Relay (like a BlueSea or BEP Marine) you need to be sure it doesn't interfere with the operation of the on board charger. If not wired correctly, your dual bank charger will get confused by the DVSR and effectively only run as a single bank charger.

Here is a thread discussing what to do:

https://jetboaters.net/threads/making-dvsr-active-with-engines-on-only.9798/

How to add Push Button Starts to your boat

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